by Julieanne Kost

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September 23, 2011

Just because Photoshop ships with the tools on the left and the Panels on the right of the display, it doesn’t mean that they have to stay that way! When working at home, I actually prefer to put the tools on the right of my screen so that they are closer to the panels and I don’t have to waste time moving back and fourth to select tools and then change panel options (like selecting layers, adding Adjustment layers etc.). Or, if you want to force yourself to learn the shortcuts for all of the tools, simply hide the tool panel for a week.  Note: to hide the tools select Window > Tools.


  • By Michael - 6:28 AM on September 23, 2011  

    So happy to learn I’m not the only one that did this! It truly DOES make more sense to have the tools right next to the layers and masks you’re constantly selecting. Glad to see a high profile blogger/artist presenting this logical suggestion!

  • By William - 7:33 AM on September 23, 2011  

    I moved my tools over a long time ago when I watched a tutorial by Julieanne about setting up my workspace. Best ‘move’ I ever made.